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India lifts the ceiling on the number of tourists to historical sites during the pandemic.

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New Delhi, December 20 The Ministry of Culture of India issued a statement on the 20th announcing the lifting of the upper limit on the number of tourists to state-protected monuments during the coronavirus epidemic to promote the recovery of tourism.

The statement said that after the removal of the upper limit on the number of visitors to these monuments, the number of daily visitors can be determined by the Archaeological Investigation Bureau under the Ministry of Culture and the local government.

In addition, these monuments can resume sound and light performances. If there is a problem with the local network and QR code scanning, the sale of physical tickets can be resumed, but the relevant epidemic prevention regulations issued by the government must still be complied with.

In order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus epidemic, India has closed a total of 3,691 state-protected monuments in the country since March 17.

On July 6, with the gradual lifting of the blockade and the resumption of production and life, these monuments were reopened to tourists, but set a ceiling on the number of daily visitors and announced a series of epidemic prevention measures, including selling only electronic tickets, stopping sound and light performances, wearing masks, maintaining social distancing, and banning group photos. 

According to the COVID-19 data released by the Ministry of Health of India on the 20th, as of the morning of the same day, the cumulative number of confirmed cases in the country exceeded 10.03 million, and the cumulative number of deaths was 145,477. Although the spread of the novel coronavirus in India has slowed down, the prevention and control situation is still grim.

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